Dave Wood has been named Acting General Manager of the County Post East, New London Buyer’s Guide, and Clintonville Shopper’s Guide.
Wood has been involved in community publishing for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role.
He started his career with Brown County Publishing as the Circulation Manager for the Green Bay News Chronicle from 1991-98.
From there he was named General Manager of Tri County Publications, which included the Algoma Record Herald, the Kewaunee Enterprise and the Luxembourg News – all of which were paid weeklies, along with two total market coverage products for Kewaunee County.
When the publications were sold to Gannett in 2004, Wood stayed with the papers for 4 1/2 more years. In that time he worked to combine the above five papers into three core products.
In 2008, Wood came back to Brown County Publishing and sold advertising for Auto Plus. He then moved over to the Auto Gazette after it was purchased from Journal Community Publishing Group. Since then he has also taken on the position of General Manager of Bullseye Distribution.
Through the years, Wood has remained very involved in the local communities where he has worked and lived.
“I’m definitely excited to get back into weekly newspapers. I want to help serve our communities as best we can,” Wood said. “I’m excited to meet new people and get to know these communities.
“One of my goals is to help the paper get back to more of a hometown feel, rather than a corporate feel,” said Wood. “I hope to see the paper get more involved with the community again, and build a stronger relationship with the public. We have our work cut out for us, and this process will take time; but I’ve faced similar challenges before and successfully worked with them.
“I look forward to being a responsible community employer,” Wood concluded.
Wood can be contacted via email at [email protected] or by phone at 920-217-3309.